Posts Tagged ‘obesity complications’

Survodutide and Tirzepatide Dash for a Splash with MASH

June 9, 2024 — At the EASL Congress 2024 in Milan, we witnessed quite a splash of new data on both survodutide and tirzepatide for MASH. Friday and Saturday gave us two headline presentations at the meeting and two publications in the New England Journal of Medicine. Lilly pronounced itself “very pleased” with the results of their SYNERGY-NASH study […]

A Little More Detail on Tirzepatide in MASH at EASL

June 6, 2024 — On the opening day of the EASL Congress in Milan, we got a peek at more details on the results of the phase 2 study of tirzepatide in MASH (metabolic dysfunction associated steatohepatitis). The study, called SYNERGY-NASH, will be the subject of a late-breaking presentation on Saturday at the meeting. But the release of the […]

Two New Studies Suggest a Sleep Apnea Benefit for Tirzepatide

April 18, 2024 — Yesterday, Eli Lilly and Company announced topline results for two studies of tirzepatide in people with obesity and sleep apnea. Both in people who were using CPAP devices and in those who were not, the year-long studies yielded results that independent sleep medicine researchers described as “awesome” and “phenomenal.” Clinical scientists will present the details […]

Confirming the Benefit of Semaglutide in Heart Failure

April 8, 2024 — Obesity research never rests, it seems. Over the weekend, at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting and in the New England Journal of Medicine, we got a third confirmation of the benefit that semaglutide delivers to patients with obesity and heart failure. Specifically, this is about heart failure with preserved ejection fraction – HFpEF. […]

How Often Does Metabolic Surgery Cure Sleep Apnea?

April 6, 2024 — Sleep apnea is a complication of obesity and at the same time, obesity can be a complication of sleep apnea. This two-way relationship sets up a problem that is serious and can be hard to resolve. But it deserves close attention because it can lead to an early death. So, given the tangled relationship between […]

Low-Dose Aspirin in MASLD: Preliminary Data on a Thrifty Option

March 21, 2024 — For an early stage of hepatic steatosis called MASLD, JAMA has just published results from an intriguing study. It is a small RCT showing that low-dose aspirin can significantly reduce fat in the liver of persons with MASLD and without cirrhosis. MASLD is a new acronym for metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease. You might know […]

FDA Approves Resmetirom: First Ever for MASH with Fibrosis

March 16, 2024 — Firsts are worth celebrating. In this case, the cause for celebration is especially great. MASH or metabolic steatohepatitis is a disease that is growing dramatically more common and more harmful to the health of the population. Late this week, FDA approved resmetirom to be the first ever treatment for MASH with fibrosis. Note that the […]

Progress Reported in MASH with Survodutide

February 27, 2024 — Yet another GLP-1 agonist in development for obesity – survodutide – showed promising results yesterday from a phase 2 clinical trial in MASH. In case you missed the notice, MASH is the new acronym for what we used to label as NASH. We also note that MASLD has replaced NAFLD in the nomenclature alphabet soup […]

Possible Benefits for Brain Function from Obesity Treatment

February 20, 2024 — The potential for benefits to brain function with effective obesity treatment is becoming difficult to miss. In particular, a new observational study of brain function in a cohort of patients receiving metabolic surgery for treatment of obesity is drawing much attention right now in JAMA Network Open. It suggests the possibility of a lasting benefit […]

More News Points to Explosive Growth for GLP-1 Medicines

February 7, 2024 — Let’s be clear from the start. Hype about “weight loss” drugs is exquisitely unhelpful. This is because weight loss is only an acute effect of new medicines that act on GLP-1 receptors and related pathways that influence obesity. The real need for these medicines is to control a whole range of chronic health problems that […]